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Old 02-05-2010, 09:25 AM   #1
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Bronchoscopy & Biopsy results - Question related to cancer staging

My mom had her bronchoscopy today and the Dr was able to biopsy some abnormal tissue. We expect results early next week and meet with the Dr Wednesday. Does anyone know the answer to this question: If it ends up being cancer will the Pulmonologist be able to tell us the stage (how much it has spread)?? Or will we need to wait to meet with oncology?? I am very anxious, waiting for answers is really hard.

 
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:19 PM   #2
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Re: Bronchoscopy & Biopsy results - Question related to cancer staging

They will most likely at the very least do a PET scan to try and determine if its metastasized anywhere outside of its primary location before they can stage it.

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Old 02-06-2010, 11:15 AM   #3
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Re: Bronchoscopy & Biopsy results - Question related to cancer staging

Thanks Dave, that is kind of what I figured. I appreciate the response.
Becky

 
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